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Is Pandora a Better Value Than Netflix?

You might not consider Pandora (NYSE: P  ) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) as obvious competitors, but as more and more media companies begin to compete for your consumer dollars, attention, and time, it becomes more clear. At a time when Pandora is still trying to figure out how to maximize profits and Netflix is fending off challenges from Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) Prime and the alliance between Verizon (NYSE: VZ  ) and Coinstar  (NASDAQ: OUTR  ) , media is becoming increasingly competitive.

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the relative value of the two services and why the comparison is important.

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  • Report this Comment On April 29, 2013, at 1:42 PM, joshmessages wrote:

    Key difference:

    NFLX has a decent business model and is making money off of every subscription with growth outside of the US while Pandora is taking a loss on the vast majority of it's users.

    additionally, Pandora Media has almost no chance of posting a profit because of high royalty fees and hasn't made a profit once in it's history.

    Furthermore, Pandora Media has never even made an positive operating margin!

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